73 Posts by: "One In Five Minds"



School’s Out – Structure the Summer for Fall Success

The school year is coming to a close and your kids can’t wait for summer. They’re looking forward to staying up late, sleeping in, playing outside and going to the pool.…
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Is Social Media Impacting Your Child’s Mental Health? What You Can Do to Help

Is Social Media Impacting Your Child’s Mental Health? What You Can Do to Help

While social media does have some positive influences on society, including allowing us to connect more easily with friends and family, it also has potential negative impacts, especially on kids.
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Could a 504 Plan Help Your Child Do Better in School?

Many parents are familiar with Individual Education Plans (IEPs), which are an important part of the school day for…
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Kids Fight Bullying At The Lunch Table

Kids Fight Bullying At The Lunch Table

Sometimes in all our efforts to raise awareness and advocate for our kids, adults forget that young people themselves have tremendous power to change their worlds and the lives of those around them.
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Marijuana and ADHD – A Serious Combination of Risks

Marijuana and ADHD – A Serious Combination of Risks

Since ADHD is one of the most common mental health disorders in young people, and marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal substances, it’s no surprise there is cross-over between the two.
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Texas legislates for change in kids’ mental health

The 85th Legislative Session in Texas was busy when it came to mental health. This was a result of a
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a parents’ guide to children’s mental health

a parents’ guide to children’s mental health

We are proud to introduce "Children’s Mental Health: A Guide for Parents," a free handbook specifically designed to help parents understand their child’s mental illness and support them on a journey toward mental health.
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understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Elizabeth McIngvale was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at the age of 12 and discusses OCD from her unique position as a patient AND a psychologist.
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turn your manicure into #Maynicures

During the month of May – Mental Health Awareness Month – those in the know turn their manicures into Maynicures. What’s the difference? A Maynicure features four…
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blogging for hope: why children's mental health matters

As someone who is concerned about children’s mental health, you know that good and timely information is critical for parents when it comes to their child’s future and…
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Pathways to Hope: The Intersection of Faith & Mental Health

Our faith leaders - pastors, priests and rabbis - are in a unique position to be the first line of defense when confronting mental illness. Speaking at the recent
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Pathways to Hope: Local preacher helps normalize mental health issues.

There are people in our lives and communities that we assume always have it together, all of the time. From the impeccable PTA volunteers at our children’s…
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Back-to-School, Back-to-Mental Health Concerns?

Back-to-School, Back-to-Mental Health Concerns?

It's critical to determine if what our children are experiencing is part of the normal range of back-to-school nerves, or indicative of a larger mental health problem.
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De-Escalating a Dangerous Situation: SAPD’s Crisis Intervention Training

De-Escalating a Dangerous Situation: SAPD’s Crisis Intervention Training

San Antonio Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is a local initiative to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises.
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Summers: Now Vs. Then

Summers: Now Vs. Then

As parents, we know that our summers looked different from those of our children. Hustling our kids to different activities and camps isn’t allowing them to blossom in the ways we might hope.
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Mother turned filmmaker shares the fight for her child in “No Letting Go”

Parental intuition is a powerful force; one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Imagine if you instinctively knew something was wrong with your child, but everywhere you…
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Strong Minds and Happy Hearts

As parents of tweens and teens, we must have so many challenging conversations with our children. We talk to them about the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs. We speak…
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Pinwheels for Change

To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, One in Five Minds is introducing Pinwheels for Change. The colorful and vibrant pinwheels are no ordinary pinwheels,…
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Integrating Physical & Psychiatric Care

Think back on when a friend or loved one has had a significant health setback. When we speak with that friend, we often ask for the physical details of their condition and…
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"Don't Talk About My Child That Way!"

The old adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” is simply not true. Words are powerful. Use the right ones and you can make a great…
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Mental Illness and The Movies

If you’re asked to name a movie character with a mental illness, what example pops into your mind?Whoever you pick, chances are the character isn’t portrayed in…
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Yes Waiver: Next Steps.

Our previous post introduced you to the Yes Waiver, the State sponsored program for children and adolescents…
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Be YES Aware: Help when things look desperate.

When a child or teen has a mental disorder, it doesn’t just affect the diagnosed, but all members of the family, and all aspects of family life. And if the mental health…
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Are School Counselors Outnumbered?

.When people bring up the subject of public schools, the most often discussed topics revolve around academic standardization, teacher accountability and…
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The light at the end of the tunnel

Over the last few months, we’ve brought to light the lack of emergency psychiatric care options for children in Bexar County. (Please see
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Stop the stigma

People living with mental illness often say the stigma and discrimination associated with their illness can be worse than the mental illness itself.So what…
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That time poetry killed the suicide plan

A recent headline caught our attention: “How a…
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Join the conversation on mental health in your neighborhood Aug. 11

One in Five Minds is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Children’s Mental Health throughout San Antonio. The first one will be held August 11 at…
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Senator Creigh Deeds: The urgency of now

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was the keynote luncheon speaker at Claritycon2015 in San Antonio, Texas on June 18, 2015.Virginia State Senator…
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Becoming part of the solution: “We work with their diagnosis, not against it.”

Becoming part of the solution: “We work with their diagnosis, not against it.”

With three kids who suffer from mental illness, Trudy and her husband Toby are setting an amazing example of practical wisdom to help their children succeed and to instill strong values in them.
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Steps San Antonio is taking to improve children’s mental health

The sad part of society, according to Judge Nelson Wolff, is that we make things worse for people with mental illness.Wolff was one of the featured speakers during…
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Current state of mental health services in San Antonio

Clarity Child Guidance Center, sponsor of the advocacy campaign One in Five Minds, held a press conference May 6, 2015, during National Children’s Mental Health…
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Be the wind that makes Pinwheels for Hope turn

“I am not giving up. I am not throwing in the towel. And I am going to continuously share my family’s story!” said Justice Luz Elena Chapa.Chapa was one of the…
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Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and One in Five Minds is raising awareness of the important role mental health…
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College prep for teens struggling with mental health issues

Ben had been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety in high school. As it came time for him to leave for…
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Is ADHD considered a mental illness?

Is ADHD considered a mental illness?

When a child has ADHD, their brain is working overtime, all of the time. A key symptom is difficulty in calming down, because their brain is overcompensating for the complex processing that is taking place.
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Research reveal, Part II - Professionals

Our article from April 6 shared compelling information from a recent survey that…
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Research reveal, Part I - Parent's focus

With nearly 130 years of service to the community, Clarity Child Guidance Center has gained a considerable understanding of children’s mental health.  We also understand…
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Where did all the mental healthcare facilities go?

Teresa was a lively child. She liked to play with her dolls and make up adventurous stories to…
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Mental health, the global economy, and Dr. Seuss

It is fun to have fun but you have to know how. - Dr. SeussIs there any sound…
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Would you wait to treat a broken arm?

If you’re reading this, odds are you have a child in your life that you love deeply. You may be…
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What are the warning signs of mental illness?

What are the warning signs of mental illness?

The following are some of the warning signs that a child may be struggling with mental illness.
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San Antonio Police Department Mental Health Crisis Team

Shortly after 911, Officer William Kasberg’s department was called to a week-long class about…
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One in Five Minds presents Claritycon2015 luncheon speaker Creigh Deeds

One in Five Minds is pleased to present the luncheon speaker for Claritycon2015 –…
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Will neuroscience ever provide anything useful for children's mental health?

Will neuroscience ever provide anything useful for children's mental health?

One in Five Minds collaborated with TEDxSanAntonio to present this unique children's mental health event on September 13, 2014.
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Take mental health out of the shadows—talk about it

“As a community, we would never allow a child with a broken arm to go untreated, or wait three…
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An award to remember a devoted advocate

Kathy Cunningham passed away in November 2013. She was a registered nurse, certified addictions…
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Be an advocate for children's mental health—order your One in Five Minds t-shirt today!

Our new One in Five Minds t-shirt is an attractive way to show your support for children's mental health! This unisex shirt is made of 100% cotton and available…
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Case Study of a Child with Mental Illness

Case Study of a Child with Mental Illness

Soad Michelsen, MD, president and senior medical director of Southwest Psychiatric Physicians, presents a Case Study of a Child with Mental Illness.
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The scary truth

What’s the scariest part about Halloween? It continues to stigmatize people struggling with…
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We found the casseroles!

We found the casseroles!

An enthusiastic crowd of attendees left the TEDxSanAntonio Children’s Mental Health Salon - Where are the Casseroles?, equipped with reminders, resources, and recipes to assist families and children struggling with mental illness.
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Suicide prevention starts with awareness

Suicide prevention starts with awareness

"Suicide is complex. There are almost always multiple causes, including psychiatric illnesses, which may not have been recognized or treated. However, these illnesses are treatable."
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Children's mental health: Where are the casseroles?

Children's mental health: Where are the casseroles?

We’re excited to collaborate with TEDxSanAntonio on a unique children's mental health event this fall. It's called the TEDxSanAntonio Salon on Children's Mental Health - Where Are The Casseroles?
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Learning about back to school and mental health

Learning about back to school and mental health

Children may already be exhibiting symptoms of mental illness before entering school, but the stress, anxiety, and relational challenges schools create may contribute to or intensify those symptoms.
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Picture yourself raising awareness

If you’re like most people, you have the desire to help, but often don’t know where to begin.…
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What needs to change?

Each day, thousands of young people contending with a mental illness wake up and go quietly…
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The healing power of a story

We like to tell stories. Long before technology streamlined our communication to texts, posts,…
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It's time to tell our stories

“Share your story” was one of the themes of the morning as we celebrated the one year anniversary…
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YOU make a difference

A campaign like One in Five Minds is introduced to create awareness and encourage…
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Tis the season to be...

Tis the season to be...

While others enjoy the fun and festivities, a child struggling with depression or anxiety can feel conflicted and stressed during the holidays.
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Did We Get It All Wrong?

Did We Get It All Wrong?

In this TEDxSanAntonio Children's Mental Health Salon talk, Dr. Polanco shares how not seeing the clinical background first, helped her to first see another side of this beautiful little girl.
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What's your story?

On October 14, One in Five Minds hosted “A Conversation with Liza Long.” Liza is an…
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One in Five Minds presents: A conversation with Liza Long

On a cool October evening, nearly 200 people gathered to hear a parent’s perspective on raising…
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Talking about teen suicide

Talking about teen suicide

The biggest reason many teens don’t talk to their parents about their suicidal thoughts is their perception that their parents would “freak out.” Would you?
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Back to school with friends, and frenemies?

Back to school with friends, and frenemies?

For a child contending with a frenemy, the impact on their mental health can be even more severe, including anxiety and low self esteem, which can begin to affect family relationships.
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Bullied, bullies and children's mental health

Bullied, bullies and children's mental health

Bullying is a frequent and unwelcome part of childhood and adolescence, and can have a negative impact on a child’s mental health. What do you do when you suspect your child is being bullied or bullying others?
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Doing nothing is expensive

Doing nothing is expensive

Untreated, a child struggling with a mental illness may affect community costs by emergency room visits, juvenile justice actions and school disruption.
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On movies, mental health and Roger Ebert

Popular film critic Roger Ebert died in April after a long struggle with cancer. He was 70…
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Words with Friends

Words With Friends is one of the more popular game apps. This post is about a different…
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One special day!

On March 28, the San Antonio community took One giant leap toward increasing access to mental health treatment for kids and their families with the launch of…
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One very good reason

Why One In Five Minds? If you’ve reviewed the One In Five Minds website,…
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One in Five Minds launch...

The special launch event for One in Five Minds took place on Thursday, March 28, 2013,…
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